Covenant Health

Job Title
Program Counselor SR
Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
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Senior Program Counselor- Psych Rehab

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift 


Peninsula Overview:

Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, has set a new standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee. With a combined total of more than 75 years of experience, Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, and lead healthy, positive and productive lives.

Offering both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, Peninsula is a leader in the changing healthcare environment. The hospital is located in Blount County, with outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier Counties. Additionally, Peninsula offers care specifically designed for seniors with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions at the Senior Behavioral Center located at Parkwest Medical Center. Peninsula is truly committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves.


Position Summary:

Sr. Program Counselor assists students in clarifying and achieving their recovery goals which may include returning to work, continuing their formal education, or seeking volunteer work. Sr. Program Counselors teach skill building courses which support the recovery needs of persons with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Sr. Program Counselors maintain weekly progress notes, attend treatment team meetings, and help foster a collaborative and supportive recovery environment in a psycho educational setting. In addition, it is expected that all Program Counselors support fellow staff members in delivering services and support to the students enrolled in the REC program.


If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || 865-374-8107 || JGORDON2@COVHLTH.COM



  • Provides assistance and guidance to students throughout the structured day at the Recovery Education Center.
  • Is motivated to work independently but also supportive of other staff in the Recovery Education Center.
  • Is able to work in an organized fashion, planning ahead and keeping up with duties and records.
  • Facilitates, implements, and evaluates program goals.
  • Responsible for fostering and maintaining a safe program environment.
  • Completes required paperwork used in the daily operation of the program and documents in the member files in an objective and competent manner.
  • Attends training as required and supports Peninsula functions.
  • Presents a professional image, both in appearance and delivery of services.
  • Is punctual and prepared to perform any and all duties and responsibilities.
  • Meets with program supervisor as needed for supervision and guidance and to keep manager appraised of any student concerns.
  • Attends weekly Treatment Team meeting and other meetings as required.
  • Local travel required.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:            High School Diploma or GED.


Minimum Experience:          One (1) year of experience in behavioral health setting.


Licensure Requirement:       Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license with an F endorsement or a commercial license and state mandated minimum insurance coverage. Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure.


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